* Posts by NanoMeter

288 posts • joined 15 Jul 2015


Users of Will.i.am's Wink IoT hub ask 'Where is the love?' as they're asked to pay for a new subscription service



The users are probably not HAPPY about this.... Oh sorry that's the Pharrell guy.

AI startup accuses Facebook of stealing code designed to speed up machine learning models on ordinary CPUs


Companies of FB size think they can do what they want

If they lose the suit, they'll just buy up the company suing them

RAND report finds that, like fusion power and Half Life 3, quantum computing is still 15 years away


Too optimistic or was that too negative

I'm sure we will have powerful enough quantum computers in 5-6 years time.

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook for *checks notes* up to £266bn


In Australia...

if anyone is supposed to breach privacy, it should be the government..

Windows 7: Still looking after business (except when it isn't)


Probably only two years...

... since they upgraded from Windows XP.

Among those pardoned by Trump this week: Software maker ex-CEO who admitted hacking into rivals' systems


Criminals pardoning criminals.

And they said IoT was trash: Sheffield 'smart' bins to start screaming when they haven't been emptied for a fortnight


Other features coming in the ftuture

Bin put out too early = "The Idiot owner of this bin put it out three days too early. Owner's name is James Smith".

Paper bin = "The Idiot owner of this bin put plastic in the paper bin".

OK, which Dombås stuffed Windows 10 to bursting at Swedish flatpack flinger?


Wrong country

"Dombås" is a Norwegian town.

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?


I hate Donald J. Trump just as much as other haters do, but if 'Leisure Suit' Larry does this on his own time without the company involved, why should they care?

Canary-build Microsoft browser blocks Microsoft extension from inflicting Microsoft search engine


Re: "I just can't take it seriously with a name like that."

But Duck-Duck-Go use the Bing engine for search...

Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'


If you by transparency means...

the women should wear transparent blouses, I'm OK with that, but they should of course wear what they think it's best.

Ding-dong. Who's there? Any marketing outfit willing to pay: Not content with giving cops access to doorbell cams, Ring also touts personal info


Who in the world wide world can you trust?

No one, really.

Chrome suddenly using Bing after installing Office 365 Pro Plus... Yeah, that might have been us, mumbles Microsoft


Re: Antitrust

In the good old days we didn't call programs for apps, we said programs or software.

South American nations open fire on ICANN for 'illegal and unjust' sale of .amazon to zillionaire Jeff Bezos


Re: Who's going to bet..m

What would Xena do?

There's a cling-on off the starboard bow... Small moon spotted orbiting asteroid NASA's Lucy will visit in 2027


Star Trekkin' across the universe!

Google and IBM square off in Schrodinger’s catfight over quantum supremacy


Re: In the Service of Extreme Political Correctness .....

I'm referring to this news item:



Quantum supremacy - must be like racist or something. NOT.

After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta... straight into ad giant's graveyard


Nothing run by Google will last more than a few years

For most part it lasts 2-3 years.

The last thing they will bury will be their search engine.

Video-editing upstart bares users' raunchy flicks to world+dog via leaky AWS bucket


The rule is

Don't do anything online, you should or could do offline.

Satya 'Karma' Nadella ignored our complaints over pay gap, thousands of Microsoft women say


He's facing his Karma

Karma is about to hit him in the face

Remember the big IBM 360 mainframe rescue job? For now, Brexit has ballsed it up – big iron restorers


Not the Crysis joke

But can it run Space Invaders?

What a bunch of dopes! Fancy Bear hackers take aim at drug-testing orgs


Typical of despotic run countries

They suck at everything, so they need to cheat on sport to show they're good at something. Unfortunately they suck at hiding their cheating as well.

The eagle has handed.... scientists a serious text message bill after flying through Iran, Pakistan


Eagles spying in Iran?

At least the eagles did not get arrested in Iran for spying.

Now the US DoJ has charged Apple's insider trading lawyer with, er... well, it's embarrassing


The Key, The secret

Ah ha. An Urban Cookie Collective reference.

YouTube thinkfluencer Siraj Raval admits he plagiarized boffins' neural qubit papers – as ESA axes his workshop


Does this guy know anything

for real, or is he just faking it?

These days you can just find a scientific paper online, make an extraction of the main points and make a youtube lesson out of it.

Windows builds, Azure axings and Microsoft pushes will.i.am's buttons


IT's a technological appropriation

of african american technology. I'll grab my coat.

UK ads watchdog bans Burger King Twitter jibe for condoning chucking milkshakes at politicians


Let's fart

in the general direction of the politicians instead.

This won't end well. Microsoft's AI boffins unleash a bot that can generate fake comments for news articles


This is exactly what

Putin has been looking for. He can now retire his troll employees.

Zapped from the Play store: Another developer gets no sense from Google, appeals to the public


Malware versions

If it's open source there's the possibility malware makers has made malware versions of the program and get them listed in the store.

Take the bus... to get some new cables: Raspberry Pi 4s are a bit picky about USB-Cs


Need to wait for

Raspberry Pi 4 B. They need to fix this.

38 billion reasons to say goodbye: Ex-Mrs Bezos splits from Jeff with 4% of Amazon shares in tow


Then she can go to Jeff Bezo

and ask for more.

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon


Not environmentally friendly

Nylon and plastic are not environmentally friendly. Keyboard manufacturer will soon be forced to use wood instead.

Have you always wanted an algorithm that can search like Bing? Well, if you change your mind, one's on GitHub now


Bing is good for one thing only.

Bing is the porn search engine. Won't use it for anything else.

Guess what shrinks when it gets cold and then you shake it around a little? The Moon. We're talking about the Moon


Moon volcanoes

Is the moon about to turn into a giant volcanic zone? Fireworks for the people on Earth.

Air Force intel bod Daniel Hale charged with 'leaking top secret drone documents' to journo


Not very "intelligence" of him, but we the public says thank you for the data.

TalkTalk kept my email account active for 8 years after I left – now it's spamming my mates


Such a shame

Such a shame

Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure


The IT angle...

Love the IT angle!

National Enquirer's big Pecker tried to shaft me – but I wouldn't give him an inch, says Jeff Bezos after dick pic leak threat


The largest pecker

He needs to show who has got the largest pecker.

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign


WPS Suite

I have found out it's almost just as good and free.

Chrome devs attempt to slip muzzle on resource-guzzling browser beast with 'Never-Slow Mode'


Vivaldi got the same problem

It may stop at 80K for a minute before continuing to load the page. I'm afraid I need to switch back to Firefox if they don't fix this.

This is the situation even when all the extensions have been turned off.

Chang'e 4 wakes and Yutu 2 stretches its solar panels for another day... on the friggin' MOON


Re: Fine article but

Every other headline is "terrible" on this site. I prefer to use the word "funny".

Hubble 'scope camera breaks down amid US govt shutdown, forcing boffins to fix it for free


Re: Can't fix stupid, but you can evolve it!

Seen it already. A lot of it has already happened.


Can't fix stupid

Just hope it disappears after a while, perhaps after the next US president election year.

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans


Bing.com has never been that useful

until now. Just search for whatever you want to look at using the TOR Browser while allowing scripts to run(if you dare).

SpaceX's Crew Dragon shows up at pad 39A, nearly 8 years after the last Shuttle left


Erections are Go!

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


Quarantine - 95/96

"Any computer game invented after 1994"

Ever played Quarantine from 1995/1996? That was really original then and too bloody for some countries which required censorship of the blood.

Houston, we've had a problem: NASA fears internal server hacked, staff personal info swiped by miscreants


Trump's Space Force

Is going to be a Space Farce. Pretty sure Seth MacFarlane will make a TV show out of it.

Britain approved £2.5m of snooping kit exports to thoroughly snuggly regime in Saudi Arabia


Money don't smell...

unless someone who has pooped and not washed their hands touches them.

No, you haven't gone deaf – the Large Hadron Collider has been wound down for more upgrades


They're still working on that inter dimensional feature

According to conspiracy theorists. For the moment we will have to settle for the Mandela Effects.



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